Mercy, Inira, and Ayana

It was a wonderful week of painting practice! I am loving the exploration into different skin tones, and mixing and layering colors to achieve some light and depth to my portraits.  Mercy – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on gessobord   My sister took this photograph of a young girl in Nairobi last year.…

Neema, Imani, and Zoya

I am so pleased to share my newest portraits. Here is Neema, Imani, and Zoya…each with such beautiful skin tones. I had such a great time painting these, learning so much from my portrait painting class, and having fun experimenting with a different paint palette.  Neema – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord Imani…

Girl in Blue

In one of my recent online classes, we were encouraged to get “Under the Influence”… which means taking an artist we admire and seeing how they made art, learn their story, follow in their footsteps, while adding our own brush strokes to the mix. For my assignment, I decided to make a version of Rik Wouter’s…

Dorothea

Dorothea – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar Panel (SOLD, thank you!) I am so excited to show you my new work.  I am working on creating different skin tones in my latest portraits, and for this one, I used a Raymar panel for the very first time…and I really love it! I love…

Ladies in Monochrome

I’ve been taking a year long portrait class, called Let’s Face It 2017…since January. I am really loving the practice of drawing faces, and the challenges that each lesson brings with it. The first section of the class dealt with values, and so we were encouraged to work in a just black and white for…

Roads and Paths

It seems my newest additions to my “Between Words and Dreams” series, has to do with meandering down roads and paths. I think it has to do with the wandering lines that keep showing up in my mark making. I really LOVE making these pieces. It’s really a great way to just go with the…

Moonstone Beach

This was my view out the window last month, while I was in Cambria…the ocean and all it’s beautiful surroundings. I started this painting while I was there, while listening to the sound of the waves.   I finished it this week, while dreaming of my “happy place” by the sea. Moonstone Beach – two…